Education in Massachusetts
MassBudget and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy have undertaken a shared project - the Roadmap to Expanding Opportunity: Evidence on What Works in Education - to identify evidence-based strategies for supporting all children in achieving college, career, and life success.
Early Education & Care
Declines in Spending on Early Education & Care in MassachusettsJanuary 16, 2013
Under pressure from the recession and the large revenue losses that followed the tax cuts of the late 1990s and early 2000s, spending on early education and care has fallen by 25% since 2001.
Quality Early Education & Care helps prepare kids for success in school and in life. The House budget would cut funding for Early Ed. & Care by $11 million--on top of the already-steep cuts that have been made since 2001.
Quality Early Education & Care can help prepare children for success in school and in life--while also giving parents the flexibility they need to find and keep jobs. This brief discusses the different ways our Commonwealth invests in Early Education & Care.
Economic Gains from Early Education & CareJanuary 16, 2013
K-12 and Higher Ed.
Twenty years ago this week, Massachusetts remade its education system to help ensure that all children across the Commonwealth would have the opportunity to thrive. "Ed Reform at Twenty" describes the new approach to education funding that anchored the 1993 law. It also discusses some of the options for future reform.
Higher Learning, Lower Funding: The Decline in Support for Higher Education in MassachusettsOctober 2, 2013 (updated October 4, 2013)
Higher education is vital to economic prosperity, and it serves as the critical final step for students advancing through our state education system. Massachusetts is one of the states that has cut funding most severely, allowing out-of-pocket student costs to rise.
In Massachusetts we invest a below-average share of our state's economic resources in public education. K-12 education spending as a percent of state personal income is 3.97 percent in Massachusetts compared to 4.12 percent nationwide.
All Reports on Education
May 8, 2020
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April 10, 2020 | PDF
April 10, 2020
October 15, 2019 | PDF
September 19, 2019 | READ ONLINE
April 30, 2019 | PDF
September 19, 2013 | READ ONLINE | KIDS COUNT
September 8, 2013 | READ ONLINE
August 22, 2013 | READ ONLINE
December 3, 2012 | READ ONLINE | Kids Count
October 18, 2012 | READ ONLINE
January 11, 2011 | PDF | Budget Brief
September 1, 2010 | PDF
August 18, 2010 | PDF | Factsheet
August 10, 2010 | PDF
July 30, 2010 | PDF | Budget Brief
April 12, 2010 | PDF | Budget Brief
April 6, 2010
January 12, 2010 | PDF
December 2, 2009 | PDF | Budget Brief
September 6, 2009 | PDF
September 4, 2009 | PDF
April 28, 2009 | PDF
April 3, 2009 | PDF | Budget Brief
February 13, 2009 | PDF | Factsheet
October 17, 2008 | PDF
January 15, 2008 | PDF
November 24, 2006 | PDF
May 20, 2006 | PDF
November 28, 2005 | PDF
November 2, 2005 | PDF
December 7, 2004 | PDF
January 27, 2004 | PDF
January 16, 2004 | PDF
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